Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

The Forces that shape our lives.

In 1949 a white man raped my 14 yr old mother. As neglected children she was exiled to the Qld Border & I to Bomaderry Mission to become a Domestic Servant. The Missionaries imbued me with a strict code of honesty, self-discipline & love of goodness There was no disrespect, disobedience, lies or shirking of responsibilities. When I was 6 yrs old, I was adopted by a white couple who uprooted all the good cultivated in me

Words can't express the horrors of The Word Made Flesh; a new home & name (ie: shadow self & reflection) & a new religion enforcing the use my right hand which switched & split my brains. Thus Society chained me to the opinion of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, that half-castes weren't much better than animals. His Opinion caused Science to classify me & mine as "belonging to Pan Troglodyte".

The Word Opinion means: "a view or judgement formed that is not necessarily based on fact or knowledge". Baldwin Spencer's opinion condemned me to be stripped of my humanity & forced to remain a child, dominated by parents who interpreted his opinion literally, & ensured my neocortex wouldn't develop by denying friendships outside of school hours, reducing my life to hell behind closed doors & cleaning a bank after school till 9 pm. Thankfully, when I was 10, the nuns persuaded them to alIow me to attend Saturday morning art classes. 

In 1992 I began dot painting & the task of putting my shattered mind back together again so I could Understand Myself. In 2014 I educated myself on the wedding of Greek philosophy & Egyptian Religion to Biblical Scripture in 4 AD by The Fathers of palindromic Christian Dogma = "Am God", viz: The Greeks, Clement & Athanasius & Egyptian priest, Origen. Clement of Alexandria inflated Man's Pride when he stated: "he who obeys the Lord and follows the prophecy given through him ...becomes a god while still moving about in the flesh".

His Words "Became Flesh" in a palindromic sequence on OUR double stranded DNA. A palindromic sequence is a nucleic acid sequence on double-stranded DNA or RNA wherein reading 5' (five-prime) to 3' (three prime) forward on one strand matches the sequence reading 5' to 3' on the complementary strand with which it forms a double helix. NB: 3 symbolizes the Trinity; 5 represents Aspects of The Greek god Pan (Adam Kadmon, Primordial son of Hermes, seated in our Reptilian Brain).

Most educated people understand that continual abuse causes the mind to become like a broken record, incessantly repeating one part of a song, until the owner manually lifts the mechanical arm & stops it. Uneducated, abused children learn to adapt & survive with their reptilian brain, which lacks any sense of morality, law & order & never learns from its mistakes. This legacy of the past is all they've ever known.

Verbal abuse leaves no visible wounds & reduces the mind to a disabled nervous wreck that can't articulate its problems, which increase exponentially over time. When an innocent, timid & inoffensive child is exposed to constant physical abuse & insidous mental torture for the duration of childhood to adult status, he or she is reduced to the state of a Lost Soul deprived of an adult mind. My white identity & mind (a shadow "self" reflecting Society) collapsed under the weight of parental/public opinion & disintegrated. I decided to return to MY Beginning & My "White Sky Hero & Creator Being", Sister Mavis Kennedy, whose foresight prepared me for adulthood. Her Loving Example taught me to Work & "Do Without" Like An Adult from my infancy, saving me from The Fate of others.

Sister Kennedy's superb training enables me to Control My 2 selves ("Hu" aka Dogma = Church & State) opposed to my sub-conscious (Adam HaRishon = The First Created Man) & Fuse them into One Being; A BRAIN subservient to me, its Adult Owner.

Dot painting Reconnects me to "The Dreaming" or The Eternal Now, where "Hu", an Egyptian Word for Authoritative Speech & Time don't exist.

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